Warped Tour

Paige Kissinger

Staff Writer

Recently, Vans Warped Tour posted the dates and cities that they will be sponsored in and the bands that will be playing.

From Pomona, Mountain View, and Ventura in California to Orlando, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and St. Petersburg in Florida, they will be traveling all summer. It will be early July when Warped will come to New England – they’ll be stopping in Hartford, Ct., Pittsburgh and Scranton in Pennsylvania, and Wantagh, N.Y. There are many stops in between and many opportunities to watch some great artists play.

From rock, hardcore, and pop punk to electronic, alternative, and pop, many bands will be participating this year. Bands that will be playing this year include: Alive Like Me, Black Boots, blessthefall, Escape the Fate, Family Force 5, Front Porch Step, Handguns, Hundredth, Neck Deep, Palisades, The Wonder Years, and Trophy Eyes. There are other bands and artists who will be performing and several more events to be announced.

To look further, there is an app that is available for both Apple and Android products and there is a website online: http://vanswarpedtour.com/.

The lineup for the Warped Tour varies with each stop, so ticket buyers should check regularly for any news. Looking through local tour date pages will give you information on the bands performing at your stop, transportation, and much more. Ticketmaster outlets are at select Walmart locations, malls, Kroger, Giant Eagle, and other retail locations for buying tickets in person.

The doors for Warped Tour generally open at around 11 am and close at 8 pm, but can vary at each venue. There is an option for a parent to accompany a minor who has purchased a ticket to the show.

For those who are planning to attend, it is recommended to bring a lightweight backpack, sunscreen, a small snack, a water bottle, a small camera, sharpies, a fully charged phone, comfortable shoes, and a hat.

There are things that cannot be brought in: chains, such as wallet chains, professional cameras, alcohol, recording devices, firearms, weapons, knives, and any illegal substance.

There is much to look forward to with a Warped Tour this year.